Get to know the gear. It is not just providing you with the equipment; you will also be familiarized with gear component and function. This basic knowledge will be the foundation of the skill and safety training that will commence after.
I can’t stress enough how important guidance is, especially at the beginning. So don’t try to figure things out for yourself, because that’s a surefire way to get frustrated. And you’ll probably develop some bad habits along the way.
Kameron is my five year old son. When we travel the back roads of Harris County I occasionally let him slip into my lap and drive the car. He loves this but it literally drives his mother bananas. He places both hands on the wheel and off we go. I believe in letting my children make mistakes so they can learn from them. So, occasionally we leave the road. Sometimes we cross the center line and these are opportunities for me to teach. Sometimes I have to grip the steering wheel to save a good neighbor’s mailbox. Kameron wants me to let go because he thinks he can drive the car without my help.
When you get the call to substitute, the teacher will provide a teachers resources, specific instructions and/or materials for that day. Go early enough to scan over these papers and get a feel for your responsibilities. Some students like to test the substitute teacher. They want to see how much she knows about the lesson and/or the teacher’s expectations. The more you prep yourself ahead of time, the better prepared you will feel.
You see, most beginners have very unrealistic expectations. They think it’s going to be easy and they’re simply not prepared to put in all the necessary time and effort. Then they get frustrated and discouraged.
A great achievement. The feat of flying has always been man’s achievement. Be one of the lucky ones to experience and get the opportunity of attaining this achievement of a lifetime. Paragliding is a way of life and once you experience it, surely you will take every chance and opportunity to ride the peaceful skies again and again.
These are just six craft ideas for the letter N for preschool, toddler or kindergarten lesson plans. For more great tips on teaching children the letter of the alphabet, please read “15 Fun Ways to Teach Children the Letters of the Alphabet.” For some unrelated advice for teaching preschoolers, please read “Handprint Art and Craft Ideas for Kids” and “Preschool Circle Time and Activities to Do Everyday.” Happy Teaching!